04.28.09

Local Cities Receive Stimulus Funding to Help Fight Crime

Official Seal of the US House of Representatives

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

Local Cities Receive Stimulus Funding to Help Fight Crime

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Schiff announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a part of the Department of Justice, has awarded local cities funds that were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009. The grants awarded through BJA’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) will help local governments support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system.

“During a time when state and local governments are strapped for cash and are struggling to pay for critical necessities, this is welcomed news,” said Schiff.  “These funds will enable our cities to retain law enforcement personnel and continue to fund programs that help keep our neighborhoods safe.”

These funds can be used for a variety of efforts such as hiring law enforcement officers; supporting drug and gang task forces; funding crime prevention and domestic violence programs; and supporting courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives.  The procedure for allocating JAG grants is based on a formula of population and violent crime statistics, in combination with a minimum allocation to ensure that each state and territory receives an appropriate share of funding. 

Below is a breakdown of grants of each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District.

ALHAMBRA CITY

$143,111

BURBANK CITY

$122,350

GLENDALE CITY

$173,223

MONTEREY PARK CITY

$80,668

PASADENA CITY

$342,008

SAN GABRIEL CITY

$98,260

SOUTH PASADENA CITY

$19,018

TEMPLE CITY

$36,610